The aim was to know how
health assessment to women in violence situation is developed. Literature
review on LILACS and MEDLINE databases was conducted in April 2013 with the descriptors: “domestic violence” and “women’s
health”, on a 1994-2012 timeframe. Statistics characterization and content
theme analysis of the scientific production were developed. Results showed
that the assessment is permeated by institutional
limitation and an approach strictly clinical that makes identification
and diagnosis of violence difficult, reinforcing invisibility in health care.
Professional assessment is influenced by socio-cultural and the naturalization
of the phenomena, which is not considered a public health issue. Technical
knowledge is insufficient, making the possibility of promoting violence
cycle rupture difficult. However, we envisage reception as a possibility to
assess female demands. We conclude the need to include the theme in health
undergraduate courses and also the urgency of this learning experience to support
a multidisciplinary and intersectoral work web. Thus, rethinking assessment as
a way of (re)organizing how health care is structured in order to compose an
assessment web to women and guarantee reception of their demands is needed.
Else, constructing competence allied to coping public policy to the problem
and guaranteeing a human and full assistance will stay only on the academic
field, constituting itself as a limit on protecting life of these women and
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